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Attitude of North Carolina Moravians toward the American Revolution

Moravian doctrine discourages members of the community from fighting in wars. During the American Revolution the state's Moravians, especially older individuals, avoided war either by pardons from the English Parliament or by paying somebody else to serve in their place. Though some citizens viewed the Moravian brethren as cowardly, this group of people served troops throughout the war by feeding and caring for wounded soldiers.
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